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PREVIEW Crewe Alexandra v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game

9 April 2021

Oxford United head for Crewe Alexandra on Saturday in Sky Bet League 1 (3pm)

TEAM NEWS
Sam Long made his return to the side against Accrington on Monday and Josh Ruffels could be involved for the first time in two weeks after a knee problem.

The U's have Alex Gorrin and Rob Hall back in light training after thigh and ankle injuries respectively but both are still a week or two away from featuring in the squad while Marcus McGuane and John Mousinho remain on the long term injury list.

Karl Robinson is likely to be in the stands rather than on the touchline - official confirmation is expected later today after his red card at Sunderland on Good Friday.

Hear Karl's thoughts in iFollow right now along with chats with Elliot Lee and Simon Eastwood, and you can of course also see the whole game live.

You can stream the game HERE

THE OPPOSITION
Crewe have lost their last two home games but a win would lift them above the U's and Assistant Manager Kenny Lunt told the club's official website:

“We have lost the last two at home but before that we had been very strong at home and we have to get back to that and make it a difficult place to get a result again. We want to win every game we have left and finish as high as we can.

“We know how competitive this league is and know how difficult but that is the challenge. They are all good teams in this league and you have to earn every point you get. You cannot underestimate anyone or take anything for granted and we don’t. We respect everyone the same and prepare the same.

“We have a lot of games in the last month but that has been the case for much of the season. There will be no excuses from us and that is what we have a squad for. It will be tough but we will do everything we possibly can to finish as high as we can. “

WOMEN
Good luck to Oxford United Women who take on Billericay Town Women at Court Place Farm in the Vitality Women's FA Cup on Sunday. You can stream the whole game for FREE HERE

COVERAGE
As well as live coverage on iFollow, complete with commentary from the BBC Oxford Sport team we have all the build up on twitter and on our official Insta page, complete with behind the scenes exclusive content, plus a full report and Gallery right here on the final whistle and reaction from all the key men in iFollow.

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